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Chief Tabananika
Birth: unknown
Death: Apr. 28, 1893

Chief of the Yamparika Comanche. Sometimes spelled as Tabananica, his name translates to "Sound of the Sun" or "Hears the Sunrise." After the United States Army failed to enforce the provisions of the Medicine Lodge Treaty prohibiting white man's entry into tribal lands, Tabananika was one of the notable chiefs joining Quanah Parker in raids into Texas. The purpose of the raids was to avenge slain relatives and raid the buffalo hunters who were wiping out their herds of buffalo for the hides while leaving the carcasses to rot on the plains. General L. S. Ross, in the book "Indian Depredations," by J. W. Wilbarger identified Tabananika as the Chief in charge of the Comanches at the Battle of the Pease river in 1860. In 1865, he was one of the signers of the treaty at the Little Arkansas River. (bio by: Tom Todd) 
 
Inscription:
"SOUND OF THE SUN" YAMPARIKA COMANCHE LITTLE ARKANSAS TREATY SIGNER
 
Burial:
Otipoby Comanche Cemetery
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Tom Todd
Record added: Nov 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22612341
Chief Tabananika
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Chief Tabananika
Added by: Tom Todd
 
Chief Tabananika
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Hokay hey!
- R. Stoney BlackRaven
 Added: Aug. 6, 2015

- mj
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015
Blessings on your Angel Day, Chief Tabananika. Rest in peace.
- sjm
 Added: Apr. 28, 2015
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